There is no reason a dog cannot be trained for both breed and obedience work, especially at the same time. Obedience dogs are
trained to stand & stay & allow a stranger to inspect them! Wow, how much easier can it get? Dogs trained to stand/stay can easily be trained to free stand/bait in the breed ring which looks very exciting! Check out our obedience articles for help in training your own dog.
SEE OUR TALENTED KIDS!
SEE OUR CCI PUPS!
OUR DOGS & THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
BUYING A GREAT DANE WISELY
See Amstel and some of our other dogs in Mary McCracken's excellent book covering all aspects of owning a Great Dane -
The Great Dane Handbook
VOLUNTEERING FOR CCI - Canine Companions for Independence
On March 30, 2000 we received our first CCI puppy, Comet to foster for the next year. He is 3/4 golden retriever and 1/4 labrador. He is the sweetest little yellow boy. We trained him and returned him July 27th, 2001 to CCI for advanced training and matching with a handicapped applicant. He passed his advanced training and we turned his leash over to his new partner at graduation, 7 year old Veren, February 2002. We began anew with another puppy! His name is Ruston and is also 3/4 golden retriever and 1/4 labrador. He arrived October 3, 2001 at 8 weeks of age. He was returned to CCI for his advanced training February 22, 2003 and was matched with his new partner, Louise, as a Hearing Dog October 17, 2003! We returned home in February, 2003 with our 3rd CCI puppy, Liam II, who is a yellow 1/2 golden and 1/2 lab little boy. He has grown up to be quite a handsome young boy. See much more on his page.
I graduated Clayton College of Natural Health with a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition. I have been applying all of my studies to improving the lives of my dogs and my family. I have some info on the BARF diet which we now incorporate into our feedings. Please check it out if you are concerned about what you are feeding to your dog. I have put my dissertation on "Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy - HOD" here for the public's use to understand how feeding a giant breed can prevent or cause growth disorders.
Members of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI) and Great Dane Angel Network -
a North Texas Great Dane Rescue group.
We enjoy our homemade wine and beer.
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